Repainting artworks

Frans Hals uses cookies and similar technologies to analyse how visitors use our website, to enable content sharing on social media and to tailor site content and advertising to your preferences. Such cookies are also set by third parties. By clicking ‘I accept’, you consent to this. See our cookie settings for a description of the cookies for which we ask your consent.

The Deluge
The Deluge The Deluge

By Karel van Mander

The Deluge
The Deluge The Deluge

In desperation people flee or climb up rocks to escape the deluge – a biblical story. Just visible in the background is the floating ark in which Noah managed to survive the disaster with his family and the animals. God made it rain for forty days and forty nights to punish the people for their sins. Only the God-fearing Noah and his family were spared. This work (a grisaille or black and white painting) is in the style of Mannerism, a movement which Van Mander introduced to the Netherlands. The deluge was an ideal subject for showing the elongated bodies, contorted poses and intense emotions that were features of Mannerism.



On display



olieverf op paneel | oil on panel


35,5 cm


Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem

Explore more artworks in painting

Game 3 of 3

Frans Hals

Koos Breukel

Jan van Scorel

Guido van der Werve

Maerten van Heemskerck

Drag & drop if you like

or dislike it

Go on! Drag me around!

Are you sure?!

I don't like him aswell

He doesn't like you I'm afraid

Meet at Frans Hals!

Game 1 of 3


Game 2 of 3